Thornwood, Essex

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  London 15 mi (24 km)  SSW
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51°43′31″N0°07′34″E / 51.7253°N 0.126118°E / 51.7253; 0.126118 Coordinates: 51°43′31″N0°07′34″E / 51.7253°N 0.126118°E / 51.7253; 0.126118

Thornwood is a hamlet in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett, in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. The hamlet is conjoined to and a part of the village of Thornwood Common at the south.

Civil parish territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England, UK

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett is a civil parish in the district of Epping Forest, Essex, England.

Essex County of England

Essex is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.


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